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Silk Tree Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 50 Seeds USA Company

Silk Tree Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 50 Seeds USA Company

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Albizia julibrissin, commonly known as the Persian silk tree, pink silk tree, or mimosa tree, is a deciduous tree native to Asia. Here's a description of its key characteristics:

Appearance: Albizia julibrissin typically grows to a height of about 6 to 12 meters (20 to 40 feet) tall, although it can sometimes reach up to 15 meters (50 feet) in height. It has a spreading, umbrella-shaped canopy with delicate, fern-like foliage. The branches are often drooping, giving the tree a graceful appearance.

Leaves: The leaves of the Persian silk tree are bipinnately compound, meaning they are divided into numerous small leaflets arranged along a central stem. Each leaflet is small, typically measuring about 1 to 2 centimeters (0.4 to 0.8 inches) in length. The leaflets fold up at night and during rain showers, a behavior known as nyctinasty.

Flowers: The flowers of Albizia julibrissin are highly distinctive and showy, resembling pink powder puffs or pom-poms. They are borne in dense, spherical clusters at the ends of the branches and appear in mid to late summer. The flowers are fragrant and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Fruit: After flowering, the tree produces flat, brown seed pods that are about 10 to 20 centimeters (4 to 8 inches) long. Each pod contains several seeds embedded in a sticky, sweet pulp. The pods persist on the tree into the fall and may persist through the winter.

Habitat: Persian silk trees thrive in warm, temperate climates and are commonly found in urban and suburban landscapes, parks, and gardens. They prefer well-drained soil and full sun but can tolerate a wide range of soil types and growing conditions.

Cultural Uses: Albizia julibrissin is prized for its ornamental value, particularly for its attractive flowers and foliage. It is often planted as a specimen tree in gardens and parks or used as a shade tree in landscaping. Additionally, the wood of the tree is sometimes used in woodworking and carpentry. Hardy in zones 6-9.

Growing Instructions

  1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat.
  2. Soak the seed in water for several hours.
  3. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite.
  4. Put the mixture in a pot with drainage holes in the base.
  5. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  6. Put the seeds on the soil.
  7. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
  8. Water the seeds and keep the soil moist but not wet.
  9. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
  10. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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